Ed Ferrara

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Title History

  • SWF (Slammers Wrestling Federation) Heavyweight title.
  • WCW Cruiserweight title defeating Madusa (January 16, 2000 – Souled Out).

Career History

In The Beginning:

  • Ed Ferarra initially wrestled in the Slammers Wrestling Federation in Southern California..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Ed Ferarra was hired by the WWF as a writer, teaming up with Vince Russo for many projects..

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Ed Ferarra & Vince Russo jumped to the WCW writing staff and wrote in an on-air character for himself called “Oaklahoma”..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~The character was created to mock WWF announcer Jim Ross, and even poked fun at his bells palsy..
  • January 12, 2000 – Thunder: World Cruiserweight Champion, Medsua defeated Oklahoma in an evening gown match..
  • January 16, 2000 – Souled Out: Oklahoma (Ed Ferarra) defeated Madusa (w/Nitro Girl Spice) to win the WCW Cruiserweight title!..

Independent Wrestling:

  • Late 2001: Ed Ferrara debuted in NWA Wildside and criticized the concept of women participating in wrestling..
  • ~~~This began a feud with homosexual wrestler Lazz..
  • ~~~A Five Minute Survival Match was booked for the Wildside Anniversary Show that year between the two..
  • ~~~If Ferrera survived five minutes with Lazz, he got five minutes with the Wildside creative mind, NWA VP Bill Behrens..
  • ~~~Lazz accidentally knocked out referee Jimmy Rivers, allowing Behrens to come out and hit Ferrara with a tennis racket!
  • ~~~Lazz hit his finisher, the Britney Spear, and Behrens entered the ring and physically slammed the unconscious hand of Rivers..

NWA: Total Nonstop Action:

  • Ed Ferarra signed on as color commentator for Jerry Jarrett’s upstart NWA Total Nonstop Action promotion..
  • June 19, 2002 – NWA: Total Nonstop Action Debut: Appears as an announcer on TNA’s very first show..
  • August 2002: Ed Ferarra left Total Nonstop Action to pursue “other opportunities”..

Total Nonstop Action:

  • September 20, 2009: Ed Ferrara returned to TNA to partner up with Vince Russo in the creative department..
  • Ed Ferrera left his teaching job at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois to return to Total Nonstop Action..
  • June 2010: Ed Ferrara was fired from the Total Nonstop Action creative team..